Through our inspection, education and capacity-building portfolios, we work closely with governments and development partners to strengthen education systems in countries across the Middle East, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In the last year, we achieved:
school leaders developed
education system decision-makers engaged
learners who benefit
We work with governments to offer transformational training and improvement programmes to build the capacity of English language teachers. Our 50 years of experience in the development of the English language teaching profession makes us an authority on best practice in this area.
We have are a world-leading authority on school inspections and evaluations, having inspected schools around the world for almost 30 years. Our experts work with governments and agencies to raise standards through accountability. We support better education metrics and the use of data for decision-making, and develop quality assurance models specifically for local contexts.
We know that effective teaching starts with excellent teachers. We have been working with teachers around the world for over 50 years, developing high-impact teaching methods and effective, evidence-based teacher professional development programmes to improve learning outcomes.
We lead the world’s largest, longest running and most successful English-speaking teacher scheme, recruiting high-quality educators to teach in Brunei’s schools, and supporting its Ministry of Education in delivering effective English language teaching.
We have advised and supported governments and agencies in fragile and conflict-affected states, as well as in contexts of forced displacement, for more than 20 years. We provide immediate and longer-term support, advice and technical assistance to governments and agencies, in addition to supporting practitioners and contributing to the global evidence base on education in emergencies.
Our world-class education consultants work alongside local, regional and national governments, providing technical expertise and targeted support on education improvement. We offer tailored advice, technical assistance, and delivery and project management support to school systems worldwide, working with a broad range of government and NGO partners.
The modern labour market can be a challenging, competitive and complex place for young people to navigate. There are approximately 73 million unemployed youth globally (ILO.org). The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated the share of youth aged 15-24 not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2020 to be at 23% globally and at 33% in Southern Africa, 31% in MENA and 11% in European Union member states (ILOSTAT). Successful engagement of young people in the labour market is essential for their own personal livelihoods and wellbeing and for social and economic change.
This report examines four not-for-profit school chains, run by non-governmental organisations in low-income contexts. These are Fe y Alegría, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (better known by its acronym BRAC), Gyan Shala and Zambia Open Community Schools.
This report captures what might be learnt from a selection of the world’s most interesting examples of technology-assisted in-service professional development in lower-income countries and from wider reflections about the potential of technology to enhance the professional learning of teachers.